Amputee Simultaneously Controls Two Robotic Prosthetic Limbs With His Thoughts
2014-12-22, 03:44 AM,
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Amputee Simultaneously Controls Two Robotic Prosthetic Limbs With His Thoughts

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Science appears to be on a serious roll this week. Just two days ago we heard of a woman, paralyzed from the neck down, who was able to control a robotic arm with just her thoughts thanks to advances in brain-computer interface technology. And now, in a world first, a double amputee has managed to gain control of two robotic prosthetic arms attached to his body, using his mind. In a short training period, the man was able to manoeuvre the arms simply by thinking about the movements, and performed various different tasks.

Leslie Baugh was involved in an electrical accident some time ago which meant that both of his arms had to be amputated at shoulder level. Forty years on, he decided to participate in a trial conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins University. For the past 10 years, members of the University’s Applied Physics Laboratory have been working on developing Modular Prosthetic Limbs, or robotic arms, as part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program which aims to “restore near-natural motor and sensory capability to upper-extremity amputee patients.”

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2014-12-22, 04:07 AM,
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Science will save humanity!
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2014-12-22, 08:12 AM,
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Wow! Just imagine what will happen in next 5-10 years. Major breakthrough in science!

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2014-12-22, 11:19 PM,
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2014-12-22, 11:34 PM,
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My thoughts are that is AMAZING!
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2014-12-22, 11:39 PM,
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Everything has two sides and Science needs to keep eyes open to the loopholes before anything is made public. Transcendence is a good example.
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